Renewable Energy Sources in large Scale
- By: Roselee Bachleda
The combination of solar panels and wood-burning stoves is an ideal year-round renewable heating source. Solar panels can provide up to 60% of the hot water you consume for free from 80 to 90% in the summer. Using simple passively solar home design methods can significantly affect energy consumption. Just orienting the house south to get the most daylight can reduce energy bills by 30%. With the Pulse Power Rates this is important.
Installing an unheated glazed veranda or glazing a balcony on the south side of the house increases the generation of solar heat and provides thermal insulation. Room heating and water heating use more than 70% of the energy in the house, so using clean, renewable energy wood, solar panels or heat pumps not only significantly improves the environment, but also saves you money.
- Wood is an environmentally friendly fuel that you can use without fear of the formation of harmful greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. Instead of using coal or peat, throw firewood into the fire. While peat or coal has been formed over several thousand years, wood is the fuel that grows in 3-70 years.
Using renewable energy sources such as solar or wood to heat our homes reduces our dependence on polluting fossil fuels such as oil and coal. If you recycle glass and paper, you save money, energy, raw materials, and reduce environmental pollution.
Alternative heating systems:
Heat pumps that collect solar energy stored in the ground provide year-round heating and water heating for a small fraction of the cost of a traditional heating system. A modern wood-burning stove is more efficient than a fireplace heat output 80% compared to 20-30%.
Electricity Savings Tips
- Turn off the lights when leaving the room.
- Use area lighting instead of lighting the entire room if a small amount of light is required.
- Regularly clean lamps, reflectors and lampshades from dust and dirt.
- Use a timer for the heating system. This will provide you with sufficient heat and the amount of hot water that you need at a particular moment.
- Take a shower, not a bath. A standard shower uses only 1/5 of the energy required for the bathroom.
- Set your computer to power saving mode, in which it will automatically switch to low power consumption.
- Turn off your computer screen to save power.
- Turning off the computer at night will reduce its energy consumption by 25% per year. You should turn off the computer if you will not work on it for more than an hour.
- The TV in standby mode can use up to 50% of the electricity consumed by it during operation.
Fridge or Freezer:
- Do not allow ice to accumulate in the freezer, as this increases energy consumption. Do not forget to defrost and wash the refrigerator and freezer at least every 6 months and make sure that it is located in a cool place, not in the immediate vicinity of the stove or boiler, and not in direct sunlight.
- Make sure that the doors of the refrigerator and freezer are tightly closed with a snug fit. The gasket holds a 100 ruble note with the door closed.
- Do not put warm or hot food in the refrigerator; first let it cool.
Unfortunately, underused utensils that save energy for example, steamer pans, casseroles for casseroles, microwave ovens, pressure cookers they save both energy and time and the results are better.